Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking novel, Frankenstein, was published 200 years ago, essentially inventing the science-fiction genre. But far from the grunting Hollywood brutishness of Boris Karloff, the original told the heartbreaking story of a living, feeling creature, brought into the world only to be forsaken by his creator and left to fend for himself. Kallor will be joined by some extraordinary artists for the world premiere of a new suite of operatic sketches based on the monster's harrowing tale, as well as the premiere of a solo piano piece in tribute to Leonard Bernstein, and a reprise of Kallor's critically-acclaimed setting of Edgar Allan Poe's terrifying short story, The Tell-Tale Heart:
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano
Joshua Roman, cello
Gregg Kallor, piano
Sarah Meyers, director
additional performers t.b.a.